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September 10, 2008

Comparing the lives of Sarah Palin and Queen Esther

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/comparing_the_lives_of_sarah_palin_and_queen_esther_20080909/

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Jon Wiener at The Nation has some fun, and intimates some fear, breaking down the preposterous claim that Sarah Palin is a latter-day Esther.

In a way, Wiener seems to imply that Palin, if she were like Esther, would actually be a champion of the Jewish people. This, he writes, should make Iran, descendant of the great Persian empire central to Esther’s story, very scared.

The thing is: As far as anyone can tell, Palin has no opinion about foreign politics. And looking to the Bible for a blueprint of her imagined Middle East is unlikely to accomplish much.

Nonetheless, a significant portion of Wiener’s blog post is after the jump:

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